October 31, 2005

The visa waiver agreement between Mozambique and Swaziland, signed in Maputo on 12 August 2005 took effect 2 months late due to delays in the Swazi ratification procedures. The agreement now in place means that no entry visas will be required for Mozambicans visiting Swaziland, or Swazis visiting Mozambique, as long as they possess a valid passport or equivalent travel document.

Earlier this year Mozambique signed reciprocal visa waiver agreements with South Africa and Botswana. A similar agreement was signed last week with Zambia, which will take effect once ratification procedures are concluded, probably before the end of the year.